This 1971 Ford F-100 looks like it never left the factory
This F-100 belongs in a museum, surely?
It's well-known that the Ford F-150 and its derivatives are the most popular trucks in America. However, their incredible reputation, reliability and status are thanks, in part, to the success of Ford's previous utility vehicles, such as the F-100.
However, due to their utilitarian nature, most of these early trucks have been used, beaten and discarded, leaving very few good-quality 'survivor' vehicles. Well, this particular example didn't just survive, but apparently thrived, judging by its incredible condition.
Showing just 57,111 miles on its odometer, this 1971 example is one of the highly-desirable four-speed models, and presents in the sort of condition that old-school Ford owners dream about.
The body is 'beautifully straight' according to the sellers Vanguard Motor Sales, and has undergone a full frame-off restoration, including new paintwork, 15" wheels shod in BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, bed tonneau cover, and plenty of brightwork reminiscent of the period; Who said trucks had to look boring and dull?
Vanguard Motor Sales
Under the hood, there is a 360 cubic inch Ford V8, complete with Edelbrock four-barrel carburettor. This truck won't win any drag competitions and won't be fun to drive, but there's still bags of torque on offer from the hulking great V8 upfront.
Inside, it appears that the truck has barely been used, with near-immaculate vinyl upholstery, with everything appearing wholly original with the exception of the aftermarket radio and sound system, which will no doubt make the slow progress offered by this F-100 a whole lot more enjoyable.
With a price tag of $64,900 it's significantly more expensive than a modern-day F-150, but those don't quite look as cool as this, do they?